Reminiscing: The Ghosts of the Banawe-Bontoc Road

December 16, 2010.

I still remember it vividly. 5:30 pm, 2 meters to my left would be a 6,000 ft dive off a steep ravine when while orchestrating a difficult turn, I suddenly had a spill because of the muddy road . I was covered in mud head-to-toe. The worst part it was that it happened in the middle of the scary and intimidating Banawe-Bontoc road. What will happen if my bike won’t start after this? How can I troubleshoot it if it’s almost nighttime? I stayed for 30 minutes, trying to compose myself and get my bearings back, and only 1 other vehicle passed by.

I was almost in the middle of nowhere, alone. If you’ve seen the picture, yes that is the main highway.

Good thing I ended up okay.
God is good all the time.

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Live Free…

– Erik Gatmaitan is the author of http://www.pinoyrider.com – Journeying the Philippines SOLO on a motorbike.

Follow his adventures on his website or through his Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/PinoyRider

Motorsiklo Xklusibo – Atin ito.

Most of the time, whenever we hear stories or news about motorcycles in our local media, it would almost be a certainty that the topic would be negative – criminals in motorcycles (more popularly known, and incorrectly tagged as “riding in tandem”), motorcycle accidents, rider violations, and the like.

Motorsiklo Xklusibo or MX will surely be a breath of fresh air.

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Pinoy Rider Motorcycle Adjustable Paddock stand

BRAND NEW Universal Adjustable Motorcycle Paddock stand for sale

Rear paddock stands allow easy and safe lifting of rear wheel for most repair and maintenance jobs.
Extra heavy duty construction in durable red finish

WILL FIT ANY BIKE

Heavy duty rubber load bearers protect swing arm from scratching, adjustable for width

-Easy adjust, no need to change stand when you change your bike
-Fitted with self aligning rubber supports
-Design ensures rim and tyre protection at all times
-Collapsible
-Extra bar welded for extra enforcement
-Ultra strong frame – adjusted to provide more leverage
-Extra torsional supports – for increased rigidity
-High quality wheels – for a smooth lift and maximum stability under load
-Glossy Red Paint finish

another great deal from pinoyrider.com

Please contact at 0917-7213745 (Globe) or 0933-7203745 (Sun Cellular)
Php3499 only.
Shipping available, just add LBC charge.

Payment options include: COD, or bank deposit (BDO/BPI). Just call / send-email for inquiries.

FREE DELIVERY WITHIN METRO MANILA (common meet-up points)

– Erik Gatmaitan is the author of http://www.pinoyrider.com – Journeying the Philippines SOLO on a motorbike.

Follow his adventures here or through his Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/PinoyRider

Pinoy Rider Black Leather Jacket

For Sale:

Brand New Black Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Perfect for your Everyday riding and/or Casual Wear

Available in different sizes and also in Dark Brown color.

Looks good on sportbikes, cruisers, underbones, standard bikes, cafe racers, etc.

“Soft tissue (skin and muscle) damage (road rash) as the body slides across the surface. This can be prevented entirely with the proper use of motorcycle-specific protective apparel such as a leather jacket…”

I can personally attest to the reliability and durability of this jacket, as I wear this myself when I go out and ride. This is also not as bulky and heavy as the other riding jackets.

Please contact at 0917-7213745 (Globe) or 0933-7203745 (Sun Cellular)
2499 Php only.

Shipping available, just add LBC charge of approximately 180 Php.

Payment options include: COD, or bank deposit (BDO/BPI). Just call / send-email for inquiries.

http://www.pinoyrider.com

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– Erik Gatmaitan is the author of http://www.pinoyrider.com – Journeying the Philippines SOLO on a motorbike.

Follow his adventures here or through his Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/PinoyRider

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